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Chowder Pot IV

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165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
+1 860-244-3311
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Southington, Connecticut
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117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Chowder Pot IV for the Taste of Hartford 2017 where my date and I had a four course meal for $ 20.17 each...1.choice of clam chowder or lobster bisque, 2. regular salad or Caesar Salad, 3. a variety of entrée are offered and 4. New York Cheesecake with a selection of toppings for dessert. First, we were given... More 

Thank Rich334
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the Chowder Pot. They have large portions and the food and staff is great...... I think it’s worth the 45 minute drive I have to make.

Thank MarkWarga
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here about half-a-dozen times and finally writing a review. My wife and I went for lunch last weekend while shopping in the area. There were not many people there which was nice as the place can be packed with long waits at times. But this is Winter and it was not busy. We didn't want a huge... More 

Thank Flasharino
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166 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We visit The Chowder Pot Restaurants whenever we want great fresh seafood at a reasonable price. Add in great friendly service and good sized portions and you have a winning restaurant with consistent quality.

Thank dede48
Farmington, Connecticut
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We celebrated another family members birthday here and we are never disappointed. great food and the bread is terrific at the beginning! On the banquet side In the past we've had my sisters sweet 16 & for my work, weve attended breakfast meetings & Holiday parties. Very good banquet food , space & service too!

Thank starqt246
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Have been there for lunch and dinner and had a great time. The food, including appetizers were excellent and reasonably priced.

Thank Deb A
Cromwell, Connecticut
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103 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

The establishment is located at a southern fringe of Hartford, off I-91 and I-84. Plenty of parking spaces. RECEPTION : Well-staffed and efficient. BAR AREA : A very large O-shaped, packed; a bit divy. DINING SECTION : Very large, compartmentalized areas, with booths as well as tall tables. Spartan but clean table top. Reddish colored plastic cover for comfortable seats.... More 

Thank Karen M
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105 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We were staying in the Best Western right next to this restaurant and so ate there quite a few evenings. If you like seafood this is a good bet, but outside of seafood the range is very limited. To be expected, the chowder was very good and filling. Plenty of other choices but do be aware the portions are very... More 

2 Thank EquiCaroline
Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the time that you spent with us and that the food met your expectations. It always makes us happy to know that we are doing things right! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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140 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The food here is edible but uninspiring. I was trapped in the adjacent hotel for a few days and this is the only restaurant (save McDonalds!) within walking distance so I ate here three times. First question: yes, I enjoyed their chowder. Not everything was as enjoyable. Once I had a stuffed lobster. It was dry and chewy. Even the... More 

Thank Weej1967
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visits to the Chowder Pot. We take all customer suggestions and reviews seriously and try to use them to improve our guests satisfaction. We are sorry you weren't totally satisfied with you meal and wish we could have corrected it for you while you where dining with us. We ask... More 

Coventry, CT
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Chowder Pot is exactly what you think it is - a seafood and chowder house. If you want fried clams and onion rings or a nice lobster this is the place. If you want ambiance or romance, go somewhere else.

1 Thank GoatgirlCT
Management response:

Thank you for your honest review. We do celebrate our strengths, which of course is seafood and we hope to work towards making our guests feel like the atmosphere is more intimate. We would be happy to work with you next time to achieve the experience that you are expecting. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Brainard Rd, Hartford, CT 06114-2102
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-244-3311

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?